Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.